Two trips to the sewers and it was pretty much over for the Platinum Dunes reboot of the ’80s cult favorite heroes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
But out of the ooze of failure comes another reboot. Reports confirm that Paramount is working on a relaunch for the franchise, with a film that would be penned by Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge. More on the story below.
John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place was already predicted to be a hit with audiences even before it was going to be released. And now that the relatively low-budget film is one, it should come as no surprise that Paramount has already greenlit a sequel.
The studio made the announcement during their panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, yesterday. More on the story below.
The Cloverfield films have been known to have an unorthodox marketing campaign. From out of nowhere a trailer can appear for a film that was produced under a different title. And for the most part, this strategy has worked. It may not produce wild box office numbers like blockbuster tentpoles do, but under the production and marketing budget of the two films so far, it is enough of a hit to warrant more.
However, it appears that Paramount Pictures is having second thoughts about releasing the next Cloverfield film, which is tentatively titled God Particle. There are reports now that the film might be heading to Netflix. More on the story below.
Back in August of last year, there was a report that David Fincher was in talks to direct the tentatively titled World War Z 2. Then in February Paramount pulled the sequel off its release schedule because the film never actually went into production. Just after that, it was reported that Fincher was still interested in the project.
Now Fincher is reportedly getting closer to inking a deal that would have him direct the zombie thriller, reuniting him with Brad Pitt once again. Trouble is, even if he does end up directing, the film still needs a greenlight. More on the story below.
As the CEO and Chairman for Fox Films, Tom Rothman was one of the few that set the standard for film distribution. Now only did he find major blockbusters, but he also saw the potential in smaller indie films, and as a result was one of those who was responsible setting up Fox’s indie distributor Fox Searchlight. But today that comes to an end as Rothman is now stepping down from his post as Chairman and CEO of the major movie studio.
THR was the first to report on the very surprising news. As far as we know, there weren’t any power struggles within the organization that could have sparked Rothman’s resignation, so his sudden departure comes as a huge surprise in the industry. According to THR, “all studio operations will be consolidated under studio co-chairman Jim Gianopulos.”